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Patnaik urges PM to set up National Institute of New Energy in Odisha

Odisha government already allocated 73.680 acres of land free of cost for NINEI set-up

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to start construction of the proposed Institute of New Energy and Innovation (NINEI) in the state.

Though the Odisha government has allocated about 73.86 acres of land free of cost near IIT, Bhubaneswar for the construction of the proposed NINEI, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is yet to take possession of the land and start construction of the building, Patnaik said in a letter to Modi.

"I am happy to share with you that in the renewable energy sector, Government of has taken several initiatives in accordance with the development goals including the recent announcement of the Renewable Energy Policy 2016," Patnaik had earlier written to the Prime Minister.

In order to promote research and innovation in the renewable energy sector, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy had decided to set up in Odisha, Patnaik added.

First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 17:28 IST